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Space Weather Workshop 2007

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Workshop Agenda and Presentations

Monday, April 23

10:00 - 5:00

Workshop: Using Research Models and Data in Operations

12:00 - 1:30

Lunch

Tuesday, April 24

7:30

Registration

8:15

Welcome - Grand Ballroom
LCDR Jim Illg, NOAA SEC

8:20

The State of NOAA’s Space Environment Center
Thomas J. Bogdan, NOAA SEC

8:40

A Summary of the First Space Weather Enterprise Forum
William Murtagh, NOAA SEC

9:00 - 12:00

Commercial Airline and Space Transportation Issues
Chair: Joe Kunches

9:00

Results from the Aviation and Space Weather Policy Workshop
Genene Fisher, American Meteorological Society

9:20

Developing an International Space Weather Service for Aviation Operations
David Boteler, Natural Resources Canada

9:40

Forecasts of Space Weather Integrated into the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NGATS)
Bruce Carmichael, NCAR, Research Applications Laboratory

10:00

Break

10:20

Dose Rates at Aviation Altitudes Under Stable Space Weather Conditions
Matthias Meier, German Aerospace Center

10:40

WAAS Response to the Space Weather Events of 2003-2006 and Preparations for Solar Maximum
Patricia H. Doherty, Boston College

11:00

Commercial Space Transportation Status -- The Future is … Near
Stewart Jackson, Federal Aviation Administration

11:20

Space Weather Program in China
S. T. Wu, CSPAR, University of Alabama, Huntsville

11:40

Geomagnetically Induced Currents and Economic Fundamentals: The Case of Electricity Markets
Kevin F. Forbes, The Catholic University of America

12:00 - 1:00

Lunch

1:00 - 3:00

Poster Session: Magnetospheric Research and Applications 

2:45

Break

3:00

NASA's Heliophysics Great Observatory
Charles P. Holmes, NASA HQ

3:20 - 5:00

Radiation Models for Engineering and Operations
Chair: Paul O’Brien

3:20

The AE(P)-9 Radiation Belt Model: Requirements Definition and Architecture
Gregory Ginet, AFRL

3:40

NOAA’s Real-Time Radiation Environment Products
Terry Onsager, NOAA SEC

4:00

Space Weather, A Satellite Operator’s Perspective
John Evans, Telesat Canada

4:20

Space Environment Knowledge Needs: A Perspective from Lockheed Martin
David Chenette, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center

4:40

Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) Architecture: A Vision For National Global Observing Environmental Satellite System (NGOESS)
Shyam N. Bajpai, NOAA NESDIS

5:00 - 6:30

Radiation Model Discussion Period (open to all)

Wednesday, April 25

8:30

The National Weather Service
BGEN David L. Johnson, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), Director, NOAA National Weather Service

8:50

Roundtable Session: The Space Environment and Commercial Business Activities
Moderator: Devrie Intriligator, Carmel Research Center
Speakers:
Space Weather and Space Commerce – Charles Chafer, Space Services Inc.
Public Private Finance of NPT Systems – Robert Jutson, Jr., Griffin Capital Partners
Stakeholder Involvement in Space Weather Model Integration – Steven McNew, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Challenges and Opportunities for Commercializing Space Weather – Keith Strong, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center

10:20

Break

10:40 - 12:00

Solar Cycle 24
Chair: Douglas Biesecker

10:40

The Solar Cycle 24 Consensus Prediction
Douglas Biesecker, NOAA, SEC

10:50

Societal and Economic Aspects of Space Weather
Dan Baker, LASP/University of Colorado

11:00

Meeting the Challenges of Nature: The Impact of Space Weather on Marine Positioning Services
Richard Barker, Furgo Chance Inc.

11:20

Why NASA Needs a Prediction of the Solar Cycle
William D. Pesnell, NASA GSFC

11:40

The Sun's Role in Past, Current and Future Climate Change
Caspar Ammann, NCAR CGD & HAO

12:00 - 1:00

Lunch

12:00 - 1:30

Commercial Activities Roundtable Speakers and Commercial Sector Members Lunch

12:00 - 12:45

Solar Cycle 24 Press Briefing

1:00 - 2:45

Poster Session: Solar and Interplanetary Research and Applications 

2:30

Break

2:45 - 3:15

Keynote Address: NOAA’s Role in Space Weather
VADM Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr. U.S. Navy (Ret.), Administrator, NOAA

3:15 - 5:00

Agency Activities
Chair: Thomas J. Bogdan

3:15

Future NOAA Space Weather Observational Capabilities
Mary E. Kicza, Assistant Administrator for Satellite and Information Services, NOAA NESDIS

3:30

The National Science Foundation
Richard Behnke, National Science Foundation

3:45

NASA Heliophysics Division
Richard Fisher, NASA

4:00

Space Weather for the DOD Warfighter: AFWA's Current Operations and Planned Improvements
Colonel Patrick M. Condray, USAF, Air Force Weather Agency

4:15

Air Force Basic Space Weather Research Program
David L. Byers, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

4:30

New Space Weather Initiatives from the Office of Naval Research
Robert McCoy, ONR

4:45

European Space Agency
Alexi Glover, ESA ESTEC

6:00 - 8:30

Reception at UCAR Center Green

 

Recognition of Mr. Phil Karn for his development of software for decoding real-time broadcast telemetry for both the ACE and STEREO missions.

 

Special Guest Speaker: Dr. Clark Chapman, Southwest Research Institute, Department of Space Studies – How Dangerous are Near-Earth Asteroids?

Thursday, April 26

8:30 - 12:00

Space Weather Modeling and Operational Applications
Chair: Howard Singer

8:30

Deriving Tools from Real-Time Runs: A New CCMC Support for SEC and AFWA
​Michael Hesse, NASA GSFC

8:50

Forecasting CME All Clear from Magnetograms
​David Falconer, NSSTC

9:10

Adventures with the Space Weather Modeling Framework
Tamas Gombosi, University of Michigan

9:30

Improvements in Modeling the Space Environment: Recent Results from CISM - Jeff Hughes, Boston University

9:50

Open GGCM Development and Applications
Joachim Raeder, University of New Hampshire, Space Science Center

10:10

Break

10:40

JPL/USC GAIM 4DVAR: Using COSMIC Occultations to Estimate Ionospheric State and Drivers in Near Real-Time
Brian D. Wilson, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

11:00

Operational Data Assimilation Models for Ionosphere Specifications and Forecasts –Robert W. Schunk, Utah State University, Center for Atmospheric and Space Sciences

11:20

Towards Bridging the Gap Between Terrestrial and Space Weather
Tim Fuller-Rowell, NOAA SEC & University of Colorado/CIRES

11:40

Technology Transition: An AFWA Update
Matthew Sattler, AFWA

12:00 - 1:00

Lunch

1:00 - 3:00

Poster Session: Ionospheric Research and Applications 
Century and Millennium Rooms

2:45

Break

3:00

GPS and Solar Radio Bursts
Alesandro P. Cerruti, Cornell University

3:20 - 5:00

Impact of Upper Atmosphere and Drag
Chair: Tim Fuller-Rowell

3:20

GPS Reliability and Availability vs. Construction Costs
Charles Julian, GeoLogic Computer Systems

3:40

How Can Ionospheric Products Improve the Accuracy and Efficiency of GNSS Geodetic Positioning
Gerald Mader, NOAA, NGS

4:00

Improved GPS Positioning Using Ionospheric Models
Yehuda Bock and Peng Fang, University of California, San Diego, SOPAC

4:20

The Air Force Space Command’s Thermospheric Density Modeling for Accurate Satellite Tracking
Bruce R. Bowman, USAF, Space Command

5:00 - 6:30

RBSP Space Weather Beacon Discussion Period

6:00 - 9:00

Space Weather Commercial Sector Dinner and Meeting (closed)
Boulder Creek Living Room

Friday, April 27

8:30 - 9:10

Recent Developments in Space Monitoring Instrumentation
Chair: Rodney Viereck

8:30

STEREO: A New Source of Space Weather Data
Michael Kaiser, NASA, GSFC

8:50

FORMOSAT – 3/COSMIC: Results from One Year in Orbit
Stig Syndergaard, UCAR, COSMIC Project Office

9:10 - 9:50

Near-Term Developments in Space Monitoring Instrumentation
Chair: Rodney Viereck

9:10

Plans for Follow-On Solar Wind and Coronal Mass Ejection Data
Patricia Mulligan, NOAA NESDIS

9:30

Radiation Belt Storm Probes Space Weather Beacon
Barbara L. Giles, NASA, HQ

9:50

Break

10:20

Solar Dynamics Observatory
William D. Pesnell, NASA GSFC

10:40

NPOESS – The Restructured Program
William F. Denig, NOAA NGDC

11:00 - 11:40

Vision for Exploration – Session Chair: Ronald Zwickl

11:00

Space Radiation Protection, Space Weather and Exploration
Neal Zapp, SRAG, Johnson Space Center

11:20

Radiation Protection for Lunar Operations
Mary G. Van Baalen, NASA Johnson Space Center